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Brodgar

Brodgar
Re-write of a story I posted two years ago for a Fiction challenge I put on here. I think there ...
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Possessed by Possession

Possessed by Possession
Just experimenting with an Idea I had several years ago ...
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The Great Game. Kabul 1839, 1979

The Great Game. Kabul 1839, 1979
I was in Kabul in 1979, and had to leave by a flight to Istanbul.  But memory is not reliable ...
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Like what you see?

Like what you see?
A homage to M R James, who had the talent to evoke the uncanny in otherwise ordinary circumstances. And a ...
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Before The Pearly Gates

Before The Pearly Gates
It is as well to have a firm belief of where you are going! (243 words) ...
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A Flag of Convenience

A Flag of Convenience
...and an unpaid bill ...
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Markets

Latest Poetry

Apart.

Apart.
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Brotherhood of Man

Brotherhood of Man
Tokyo Olympics: Russians face backlash from fellow competitors ...
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Winter Of Content (re-post of a challenge poem)

Winter Of Content (re-post of a challenge poem)
For the former partner with whom I lived these memories... Photo: youngest son with his first box camera   Softest ...

The School

The School
published by Tryst Ezine many years ago - there is only one valid draft and this is the one.  ...
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a fish out of water

a fish out of water
my world had left me behind, I was trying to write about love, about sweet nothingness, how I kissed her ...
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Notes by Menelaus on Helen’s Abduction

Notes by Menelaus on Helen’s Abduction
Menelaus' perspective on Helen and Paris; part of a series exploring the theme of Troy and the Trojan War ...
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Let’s Dance

Let's Dance
Slow-quick-quick ...
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The last love note from Paris

The last love note from Paris
imagining what Paris was thinking of saying to Helen as he lay fatally wounded. Part of a set of poems ...
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Of Dice and Men

Of Dice and Men
A rhyming exercise ...
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Non-Ficiton

Conversations on Father's Day

Conversations on Father’s Day

I should tell you, he was a forceful man. Perhaps he had to be. Beware the wrath of Father, eh? ...
Dance of the Giants (a wedding toast)

Dance of the Giants (a wedding toast)

Actually gave a version of this best man's toast at my best friend's wedding ...
My Daughter’s Dog

My Daughter’s Dog

A young girl's best friend ...
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Coyotes Again

Coyotes Again

The local predators are getting bold ...
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Ine Kleine Nachtmusik

Ine Kleine Nachtmusik

Because I'm not producing 'new' at the present ...
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The Field

The Field

It isn't brand spanking new if I'm honest: It is an idea that started out ...
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From the UKArchives

Mary spins herself a wondrous form

Mary spins herself a wondrous form

No 2 in the series "The Life and Times of Mary" describing the growth of Mary, who may or may ...
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Stone Circles

Stone Circles

Following on from 'City of Light' this is one from my archive dated 2003. Maybe a bit similar, without magic, but ...
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Apple Tree.

Apple Tree.

Part of the Priory Cottage series ...
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